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TXDOT Warns of Lane Closures on Highway 6

Posted: 4:28 PM - BRAZOS COUNTY —The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT’s) contractor will be closing the outside northbound lane of SH 6 (North Earl Rudder Freeway) between FM 60 (University Drive) and FM 1179 (Briarcrest Drive) for the next couple days.

SOS Ministries Holds Annual Banquet

Updated: 09/30/2014 - Speak life. That was the message Save Our Streets Ministries hoped to impart on its guests at the annual banquet held Tuesday night at the organization's Bryan location.

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Prosecutor To Seek Death Penalty In Oklahoma Beheading

Posted: 5:49 PM - Alton Nolen is a recent convert to Islam, and the FBI is investigating because of the nature of the attack, which followed a series of high-profile videotaped beheadings by Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Posted: 2:27 PM - Secret Service Director Julia Pierson offered her resignation Wednesday after several security breaches affecting the White House and President Obama became public, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced Wednesday.

Former President Carter Celebrates 90th Birthday

Updated: 12:22 PM - Carter is the second-oldest of the five living U.S. presidents. He was born 111 days after President George H.W. Bush, who celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this year.

Two Senior Lawmakers Want Secret Service Chief Out

Updated: 11:01 AM - Two senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, saying they had lost confidence and trust in her ability to protect President Barack Obama.

President Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Man

Updated: 9:59 AM - President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports.

Britain Joins Fight Against Islamic State Group

Posted: 09/26/2014 - British lawmakers have voted to join the U.S.-led coalition of nations launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.

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EMS Crew Exposed To Ebola Victim Tests Negative

Posted: 10:36 AM - Three members of the ambulance crew that transported a man diagnosed with Ebola to a Dallas hospital have tested negative for the virus and are restricted to their homes as health officials monitor their conditions.

Texas Appeals Court Upholds DeLay Reversal

Updated: 10:37 AM - The charges were related to corporate donations to former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's political action committee that prosecutors say were illegally funneled to some Texas House candidates in 2002.

Crash Kills Four College Softball Players from Texas

Updated: 09/27/2014 - DAVIS, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say four members of a college women's softball team have been killed and at least 15 others injured after a North Central Texas College bus collided with a semi-truck.

Texas Supreme Court to Get School Finance Appeal

Posted: 09/26/2014 - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott's office formally notified the Texas Supreme Court that it's appealing a ruling that the state's school finance system is unconstitutional.

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